Felix Biederman is joining us on KK&F this week. You know him from a variety of projects — the beloved podcast Chapo Trap House, which he co-hosts; the podcast Time For My Stories, where he revisits iconic TV shows with fellow Chapo host Matt Christman; and Fighting in the Age of Loneliness, an incredible documentary series on the history of MMA. Through these creations and more, Felix has given voice to the widespread disillusionment and desperation that’s set in for so many regular people after the 2008 crash and the lost opportunities of the Obama years. His insightful, often hilarious critiques of the Democratic Party and of the ruling class at large have helped no small number of people find themselves on the left.
We have plenty to talk about with Felix this week, starting with his political journey and the experience of building Chapo, a truly iconic institution in left media. From its unequivocal rejection of Hillary Clinton-style neoliberalism to its support for a left revived by the two Bernie Sanders campaigns, Chapo has been essential to so many of us navigating the political landscape in the past few years. We’re looking forward to hearing all about that from Felix — but we’re also interested in getting his takes on where the Biden administration has brought us and where the left can go from here.
Video of our conversation will be available on Friday night through Substack for paying subscribers. Everyone else can access the conversation as a podcast when it’s released on Saturday through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and more.
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Krystal and Kyle go on Chapo!